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Parenting

As a parent, you quickly realize that your bundle of joy also is a bundle of responsibility. Suddenly, you’re looking for reliable information on everything from diapers to driver’s education. Parenting covers a lot of ground, and Mayo Clinic Health System has experts in many fields that offer information and perspectives on raising great kids.

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Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/06/2020
7-9 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/07/2020
6-9 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/08/2020
9-11 a.m.

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Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
07/09/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
07/13/2020
4-6 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/17/2020
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/21/2020
6-8 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
08/05/2020
7-9 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Barron, WI
08/06/2020
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
08/15/2020
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
New Prague, MN
08/24/2020
6-7:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Barron, WI
09/03/2020
​6-8 p.m.

From The Blog

Play! It's good for your family's health

With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.

Hilary Kent, DPT By Hilary Kent June 17, 2020

4 tips for temper tantrums

We’ve all been there. Your toddler is having a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store aisle. What do you do now? These 4 tips may offer some techniques you haven’t tried yet.

Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann June 15, 2020

Are video games and screens another addiction?

In our digital world, most of us own electronic devices with screens. As a parent, you may worry about the impact of your and your children's screen use. Find out what you can do.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham June 10, 2020

Tips to help parents prepare kids for the flu shot

With cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr November 13, 2019

5 tips for reducing screen time

These days, screens are a part of everyone’s life. With growing evidence showing the negative impacts of screen time on health, your family can improve their health by slimming screen time with these five tips.

Margaret Bach NP By Margaret Bach May 24, 2019

What's your family's digital diet plan?

The average teenager spends approximately nine hours per day looking at a screen, while younger children often spend up to six hours a day engaging with a screen. Technology has changed the way we live, interact and communicate — all of which has significant health consequences.

Adam Anderson Ph.D. By Adam Anderson April 30, 2019

5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

Have you ever considered how much time you or your family members spend on a screen? Too much time can become a problem. Learn 5 reasons that slimming your screen time is good for your health.

April 26, 2019

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

March 25, 2019

Parenting a child, teen with ADHD

Parenting a child or teen with ADHD can be difficult. However, behavioral parent training — a technique that uses positive reinforcement — can help.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier September 24, 2018

Back to school: Tips to help students adjust

With fall just around the corner, back-to-school season is quickly approaching. This can be an exciting time as it’s one step closer to graduation, college or joining the workforce. It’s also a time for new beginnings.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf August 7, 2018

Q&A: Constipation in children

Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It’s a common concern for many parents. Most often, constipation affects preschool-age children but can also occur in older children.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr May 1, 2018

Should I use antibiotics or home remedies to treat my child's illness?

For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know when home remedies can be used instead of antibiotics.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper December 5, 2017